Biography
Dr. Sujit Kumar Paul
Dr. Sujit Kumar Paul
Visva-Bharati, India
Biography: 
Dr. Sujit Kumar Paul is a Social Scientist, obtained Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Rural Development from Visva-Bharati (A Central University&An Institution of National Importance). He is also a development practitioner, researcher and resource person in the field of rural development. He has been conducting several research projects funded by National and International agencies. His major works focuses on Development Studies, Women studies, Tribal studies, Decentralization, Civil Society, Governance and Education.As prolific writer, he has published more than 100 research papers on various developmental issues in the National and International journals of repute. He authored six books – “Tribal Agriculture and Modernization: the Change and Continuity”, “Poverty, Health and Development”, “Rural Development: Concept and Recent Approaches”, “Empowerment of Tribal Women Through Self-Help Group”, “Education and Development” and “Sustainable Development through Education”. He also edited three issues of the International Journal of World Education, published by the Association for World Education, Denmark. Presently, Dr. Paul is working as Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension, Visva-Bharati(A Central University&An Institution of National Importance). He also served as Deputy Dean in the Institute of Rural Reconstruction of the same University. Dr. Paul visited different countries for academic, research and extension activities. He is closely associated with various Government and non-government organizations, societies and associations in different capacities. He is the Vice President of the Association for World Education – An International NGO with consultative status in the United Nations. Dr. Paul was awarded ‘Bharat ShikshaRatan Award’ by the Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi in 2015 and Mother Teresa Sadbhawana Award for his outstanding achievement in individual contribution for National Economic and Social Development in 2016.